Daily Archives: December 27, 2016

Watch “Leonard Cohen – The Partisan” on YouTube


France 24 : Netanyahu summons envoys, meets US ambassador


Netanyahu summons envoys, meets US ambassador

http://f24.my/2hEIMWL

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu met Sunday with US Ambassador Daniel Shapiro, officials said, without offering details. The meeting came hours after the foreign ministry summoned envoys from 10 states that supported a UN vote on settlements.

Israel summoned the ambassadors of 10 nations to Jerusalem to reprimand them on Sunday and had more harsh words for the Obama administration over a U.N. Security Council resolution demanding an end to settlement-building.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu put his personal imprint on the show of anger by repeating at the weekly cabinet meeting what an unidentified Israeli government official contended on Friday – that Washington had conspired with the Palestinians to push for the resolution’s adoption.
The White House has denied the allegation.
The vote passed in the 15-member Security Council on Friday because the United States broke with its long-standing approach of diplomatically shielding Israel and did not wield, as a permanent member of the forum, its veto power, instead abstaining.
“According to our information, we have no doubt the Obama administration initiated it (the resolution), stood behind it, coordinated the wording and demanded it be passed,” Netanyahu told the cabinet in public remarks.
Ambassadors from 10 of the 14 countries that voted in favour of the resolution and have embassies in Israel – Britain, China, Russia, France, Egypt, Japan, Uruguay, Spain, Ukraine and New Zealand – were summoned to the Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem, the ministry said.
Sunday is a regular work day in Israel, but most embassies are closed, and calling in envoys on Christmas Day is highly unusual.
At the weekly cabinet meeting on Sunday, Netanyahu described a telephone conversation with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday, when Israel and President-elect Donald Trump successfully pressed Egypt to drop the anti-settlement resolution it had put forward.
It was resubmitted a day later by New Zealand, Senegal, Venezuela and Malaysia.
“Over decades American administrations and Israeli governments disagreed about settlements, but we agreed that the security council was not the place to resolve this issue,” Netanyahu said.
“We knew that going there would make negotiations harder and drive peace farther away. As I told John Kerry on Thursday, ‘Friends don’t take friends to the Security Council’,” he said, switching from Hebrew to English.
Israel has pursued a policy of constructing settlements on territory it captured in a 1967 war with its Arab neighbours – the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem, areas Palestinians seek for a state.
Most countries view the settlement activity as illegal and an obstacle to peace. Israel disagrees, citing biblical and historical connections to the West Bank and Jerusalem as well as security interests.
(REUTERS)

France 24 : Turkey detains more than 1,000 for links to exiled cleric


Turkey detains more than 1,000 for links to exiled cleric

http://f24.my/2hH3IfE
Turkish authorities last week detained 1,682 people over suspected links to militants and arrested 516, the interior ministry said Monday, with more than 1,000 of those detained suspected of having links to exiled US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen.

Ankara says Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen orchestrated an attempted coup in July, with 1,096 of his suspected supporters detained and 426 of those subsequently arrested.

Another 508 people were detained for suspected links to Kurdish militants and 78 of those were arrested, the ministry said. Authorities detained 78 people for alleged links to the Islamic State group and arrested 12, it added.
Turkey declared a state of emergency soon after a failed coup in July, detaining thousands of citizens and purging tens of thousands of public servants over alleged ties to outlawed groups as well as to Gulen.
Some 110,000 people have been sacked or suspended in the civil service, army and judiciary and 36,000 people jailed pending trial in the investigation of the failed putsch, in which over 240 people were killed. Gulen has denied involvement in the coup.

Western governments, human rights group and legal experts have repeatedly expressed concern over the crackdown, which some say has begun targeting political opponents and critics. Ankara defends its actions saying they are necessary precautions in the face of ongoing nationwide terrorism.
This year Turkey has seen a series of attacks and bombings in major cities that were the work of either the Islamic State group or Kurdish militants.
Turkey frequently restricts access to social media websites to prevent the spread of graphic images and other material that authorities say would harm public order or security.
Such restrictions usually follow a major crackdown or a terrorist attack. On Friday access was restricted to social media websites for several hours after the Islamic State group released a video purportedly showing two Turkish soldiers being burned alive.
(FRANCE 24 with REUTERS)

BBC News: Toxic liquor kills at least 32 in Pakistan


Toxic liquor kills at least 32 in Pakistan – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-38441113

Thanks God: BBC News: Romania President rejects Muslim Sevil Shhaideh as PM


Romania President rejects Muslim Sevil Shhaideh as PM – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-38443757

Watch “Norwegian Wood – The Beatles” on YouTube



Norwegian Wood
The Beatles
Lyrics
I once had a girl
Or should I say she once had me
She showed me her room
Isn’t it good Norwegian wood?
She asked me to stay
And she told me to sit anywhere
So I looked around
And I noticed there wasn’t a chair
I sat on the rug biding my time
Drinking her wine
We talked until two and then she said
“It’s time for bed”
She told me she worked
In the morning and started to laugh
I told her I didn’t
And crawled off to sleep in the bath
And when I awoke I was alone
This bird had flown
So I lit a fire
Isn’t it good Norwegian wood?
Songwriters: John Lennon / Paul Mccartney
Norwegian Wood lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

Tobogan _ Parcul Tei_ 1997


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Tobogan _ Parcul Tei_ 1997

Tobogan _ Parcul Tei_ 1997

You’re beautiful! You too!


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You're beautiful! You too!

You’re beautiful! You too!

Torino, cupola della chiesa di San Lorenzo. Guarino Guarini, 1680. foto Didatticarte


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Torino, cupola della chiesa di San Lorenzo. Guarino Guarini, 1680.
foto Didatticarte

Torino, cupola della chiesa di San Lorenzo. Guarino Guarini, 1680.
foto Didatticarte

‪Home Lucy Hale!


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‪Home

‪Home

Două româncuțe frumoase ❤


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Două româncuțe frumoase ❤

Două româncuțe frumoase ❤

Watch “Neil Young – Harvest Moon” on YouTube



NEIL YOUNG LYRICS
“Harvest Moon”

Come a little bit closer
Hear what I have to say
Just like children sleepin’
We could dream this night away.

But there’s a full moon risin’
Let’s go dancin’ in the light
We know where the music’s playin’
Let’s go out and feel the night.

Because I’m still in love with you
I want to see you dance again
Because I’m still in love with you
On this harvest moon.

When we were strangers
I watched you from afar
When we were lovers
I loved you with all my heart.

But now it’s gettin’ late
And the moon is climbin’ high
I want to celebrate
See it shinin’ in your eye.

Because I’m still in love with you
I want to see you dance again
Because I’m still in love with you
On this harvest moon.